Pornanong Phatlum wins the Omega Dubai Ladies Open in a thrilling finish at the Emirates Golf Course.
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Pornanong produced a piece of magic on the 18th hole to win the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, firing her approach shot,using a 54 degree wedge, over the lake guarding the green to within two feet of the cup and holed the birdie putt. Her final round of -6 under par 66 giving her a winning tournament total of -15 under par. Pornanong said she just stayed calm;
“I am very excited. I just played my own game and stayed calm under pressure. I have learned how to stay focused through meditation which I practice with my brother, who caddies for me. When I’m on the course I just play my game and I didn’t think about the win, or like, I don’t want to pressure myself.”
Stacy Lewis had to settle for second place, which was a disappointment for her as both players stood on the 18th tee, tied at -14 under par. Stacy had a final round -3 under par 69, a bogey four on the par 3, 15th hole was her undoing;
“I’m disappointed, the back nine that Pornanong played was pretty impressive. She hit golf shots when she needed to and made the putts and I didn’t. It’s been a really good year, it’s had it’s highs and lows. I’ve played some really consistent golf.”
Carlota Ciganda was in third place, a distant -7 under par, with Diana Luna in fourth position.
The defending champion Shanshan Feng, Laura Davies and Louise Larsson tied for fifth place.